Finger Lakes New York – part 1, Canandaigua

Well, I arrived in Canandaigua early Saturday morning or late Friday depending on your point of view and am looking forward to getting to know the wine regions of New York State and in particular the Finger Lakes AVA.

Canandaigua is a very beautiful place, very peaceful and easygoing. The lake is lovely to look at and it is very relaxing to watch all the boat activity, while the surrounding countryside is idyllic – do visit this far flung corner of the state, you will like it.

It all kicks off properly tomorrow with a seminar at the New York Wine & Culinary Centre in Canandaigua, followed by a visit to the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva where they have an experimental winery and grape growing programme.

So, I will have lots to report back tomorrow. In the meantime here are some photographs:

the plane from Toronto to Rochester - a Beech 1900

Canandaigua Lake

another view of the lake

If you want to follow my journey you can refer to my piece about the region hereUncork New York and my two maps – New York’s wine regions and the Finger Lakes region.

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